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James Harden wins the 2018 NBA MVP award

Fear the beard, because James Harden has done it!


Brittany King


From sixth man to MVP!

 

James Harden's record-breaking season has been validated as the Houston Rockets All-Star took home the NBA's Most Valuable Player on Monday (June 25).

 

Harden, who led the Rockets to a franchise-best 65 wins and averaged 30.4 points, 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds, finished second in MVP voting in two of the past three times, led the NBA in scoring, 3-pointers made and 50-point games this season. 

 

"Wow. All glory to God man. All glory to God. Wow," Harden began his speech. 

Just every single year, you try to come back and be better than you were the year before, and just to be holding that trophy finally, it means a lot. But it doesn't stop here. We've got a long way to go. But it feels good to have it though.

"The last four years have been like knocking on the door, knocking on the door," he continued. "Now the moment is finally here. Just every single year, you try to come back and be better than you were the year before, and just to be holding that trophy finally, it means a lot. But it doesn't stop here. We've got a long way to go. But it feels good to have it though."

 

"You know, I felt like last year I should have won as well, so I didn't see a difference between last year and this year," Harden went on to say of not having prepped a speech. "If I won it, then I was going to go off the top and try to, you know, show my appreciation to everybody helping me along the way. Give respect and pay my dues."

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